United Airlines to Fly Direct New York/Newark to Athens in 2016

United Airlines has announced a new route between New York/Newark and Athens with direct flights on a daily basis, starting on May 25, 2016, subject to government approval.

According to an announcement, United’s daily nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Athens International Airport will operate using Boeing 767-300 aircraft.

United Airlines flight UA124 will depart Newark Liberty International Airport at 5:40 pm and arrive in Athens at 10:40 am the next morning. The return flight UA125 will leave the Greek capital at 12.30 pm, arriving in Newark at 4:30 pm the same day. All times are local. Flight times will be 9 hours 50 minutes eastbound and 11 hours westbound.

The New York/Newark-Athens route will run until October 5.

United also announced the daily trans-Atlantic summer-season service between Washington/Dulles and Barcelona, Spain, from May 25 through September 6, 2016 and Washington/Dulles and Lisbon, Portugal, May 25 through September 6, 2016.

“United continues to add routes where our customers want to travel, when they want to travel,” said Brian Znotins, United’s vice president of network.

“These new flights during Europe’s peak-summer travel season will provide additional access to Athens, Barcelona and Lisbon from hundreds of points we serve throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean.”

Each new service is subject to government approval.


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